Celebrating the Beauty and Power of Women

Female staff within the College of Health Sciences (CHS) recently came together to celebrate struggles faced by women the world over under the theme Doek on Fleek: Untold Stories. The gathering aimed to highlight the journey of a woman from child to adult with special emphasis on one’s “magnificent self”. Professor Busisiwe Ncama, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Govender Shines Through Science

‘It is indeed humbling to be recognised as a contributing woman to science,’ said an elated UKZN’s School of Health Sciences’ Academic Leader of Research, Professor Pragashnie Govender, after being recognised at the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Women in Science Awards 2018 (SAWISA 2018) where she was First Runner Up in the Distinguished

Owayengumfundi Wase-UKZN Uhlonishwe Ngendondo Yezamalungelo Abantu

Click here for English version UDkt Perisamy Neelaphithambaran Govender, owaziwa ngelika-PN kubangani bakhe, usanda kuhlonishwa yi-South African Medical Association (SAMA) ngendondo Yezamalungelo abantu lapho bekubongwa igalelo lakhe elikhulu abe nalo emsebenzini wakhe nasemphakathini. Lo owayengumfundi wase-UKZN oneminyaka engama-88 yobudala uklonyeliswe ngendondo i-Medal of Transformation, Equity and Justice nguNgqongqoshe WezeMpilo, uDkt Aaron Motsoaledi, naye owayengumfundi wase-UKZN,

UKZN PhD Student Wins Prestigious Continental Award

UKZN PhD student, Dr Yogandree Ramsamy, was recently awarded the 2018 Institute Mérieux-ICAN Young Investigator Award in recognition of her research into Antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ‘I am very excited and proud to have represented South Africa, Africa, KwaZulu-Natal and UKZN as part of NHLS-UKZN joint staff in receiving this prestigious award. It brought me great

Workshop Focuses on Nursing Education Transformation

‘As an institution, we have to be a centre of excellence. We need to have a competency-based curriculum that is nationally relevant and globally compatible.’ This was the sentiment of Professor Fikile Mtshali from UKZN’s Nursing Discipline at the Discipline’s Education Curriculum Transformation workshop. The workshop, which took a closer look at the transformation of

Nurses Do it for the Nurses

UKZN’s Nursing Discipline celebrated International Nurses Day (IND) by hosting an event themed Nurses also have a Right to Health. The event was held at the College of Health Sciences’ George Campbell Building at Howard College campus. The international day is celebrated around the world on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, to

Fourth-Year Nursing Students Engage Radio Listeners on Dementia

Fourth-year Nursing students; Ms Slindile Madela and Mr Bonginhlanhla Ngubane recently spoke to the Izwilomzansi community radio station about dementia in the context of human rights. Madela and Ngubane are currently doing their Psychiatric Nursing module and were interviewed by radio host Sindi Shezi on the “Senza Kwenzeke” Show, with the aim of deepening the

KRISP Cautions about Intellectual Property when Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP) allows people and businesses to harness creations of the human mind and realise their economic potential through commercialisation. It is important to know what constitutes intellectual property, who owns the intellectual property and what protection and advantages are afforded to intellectual property owners. This was the focus of the fourth breakfast

Healing through Music

Final-year Medical student at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Mr Senzeni Tshuma is juggling his MBChB classes with his music like a pro. With the help of his manager, Vusi Kubeka who also manages Nkomazi FM, Senzeni who goes by the stage name of “Dr Senzo” has already produced four hot singles that

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Head Awarded Prestigious Prize for Clinical Research Publication

Head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department in the College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Professor Motshedisi Sebitloane has recently been honored by the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO) and awarded the John J. Sciarra IJGO Prize Paper Award for 2017. IJGO is the official journal of the International Federation of Gynecology and